England v Australia, Twickenham, November 7
Old foes set for latest battle
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November 5, 2009
Australia's Stephen Moore celebrates with team mate Nathan Sharpe, England v Australia, Twickenham, England, November 15, 2008
Australia's Stephen Moore celebrates with Nathan Sharpe following the Wallabies' victory over England at Twickenham last year © Getty Images
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England and Australia renew hostilities at Twickenham this weekend in their latest Cook Cup clash.

England and Australia have faced each other in two Rugby World Cup finals (1991 and 2003), with one victory apiece, and share a rivalry that dates back to their first meeting in Blackheath on January 9, 1909. Australia hold the all-time advantage with 21 victories to England's 14 with the two sides also battling to a memorbale 15-15 draw at Twickenham in 1997.

England's biggest margin of victory over Australia is 17 points - they won 20-3 in 1973 and 23-6 in 1976, both at Twickenham. Australia biggest victory was 76-0 in Brisbane on England's 'Tour from Hell' in 1998.

Australia currently hold the Cook Cup following their 28-14 victory over England at Twickenham last year.

England v Australia - Match Stats:

  • Played: 36; Australia won 21; England won 14; One draw

  • First Test: England 3-9 Australia, Rectory Field, Blackheath, January 9, 1909

  • Latest Test: England 14-28 Australia , Twickenham, England, November 15, 2008

  • Drawn match: England 15-15 Australia, Twickenham, November 15, 1997

  • England's biggest winning margin: 17 points - England 23-6 Australia, Twickenham, January 3, 1976

  • Australia's biggest winning margin: 76 points - Australia 76-0 England, Suncorp Stadium, June 6, 1998

Statsguru archive:

  • Click here for England's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for Australia's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for a record of all England v Australia matches courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for the England v Australia record at Twickenham courtesy of Statsguru

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